Advocacy Organizations Opportunities
Heifer's mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the earth.
Junior Achievement of Chicago
Volunteer to teach financial literacy to youth in schools throughout the Chicago area.
Project CARE Plus
Project CARE Plus stands for Citizens Active in Reading Education Plus. This program is an academic mentoring program that has been in place since 1996 and assists elementary grade students in their classroom learning process. More than 200 volunteers work in the schools each week, assisting small groups of students with reading, language fluency or math.
Triton College Access to Literacy Program
Access to Literacy is a non-profit program made possible by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library (ISL), a division of the office of secretary of state, using state funds designated for literacy. Since 1985, the Access to Literacy program has offered tutoring services to out-of-school adults, age 16 and over, who are reading, writing and computing below the ninth-grade level.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the U.S. Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors children, ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country, including yours.
Physical-Orientented Volunteering Opportunities
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. They have built more than 300,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1.5 million people in 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter.
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AmeriCorps is your chance to put your ideals into action while learning new skills, making new connections and earning money to pay for college.
More than 200,000 Peace Corps volunteers have served in 139 host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education to information technology and environmental preservation.
Teach for America
Teach for America is a national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and professionals of all academic majors and career interests who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity. Teach for America's mission is to build the movement to eliminate education inequity by enlisting our nation's most promising future leaders in this effort.